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Proceedings of the workshop
"Forestry & Climate Change- Assessing Mitigation Potential: Lessons Learned"
A workshop on "Forestry & Climate Change- Assessing Mitigation Potential: Lessons Learned" was organized on September 23 and 24, 2002, at India International Centre, New Delhi, by the Indian Council for Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore under the sponsorship of U. S Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) & LBNL, USA.
The main goal of the workshop was to:
A network, FORCLIMIT (Forestry and Climate Change Mitigation Network) has been formed which is addressing issues on Climate Change especially from the developing country’s perspective. Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines are part of the network. The main objective of the network is to assist LULUCF inventory improvement with regard to data and methods; assess options for forest maintenance, expansion, & improved management, & GHG benefits; have dialogue among government, private, NGO, experts and prepare case studies with regard to technical, financial, rural livelihood, sustainable development aspects from view point of climate change.
This workshop was an initative to be part of the network and conduct similar studies.
The workshop focussed on identifying priority areas for research cooperation between India and FORCLIMIT, establish working groups, schedule set of activities such as research, workshops and information dissemination for the next two years, seek stakeholders input especially from private sector in India in order to identify their needs, questions, policy concerns and technical issues, prepare case studies for intensive analysis of technical issues and schedule for outreach activities and publish results.
The main thrust of the workshop was on identifying potential forestry mitigation options for India under CDM, discuss the methods that need to be adopted for cabon accounting. Technical issues relevant to afforestation & reforestation projects were also disussed. To assist in the process, studies conducted in other developing countires under the FORCLIMIT project were also presented and discussed.
Discussions were held on identifying the research needs under climate change from India’s point of view and the potential areas of research cooperation by understanding the perspectives of different stakeholders.
Based on the discussions held during the workshop and recommendations, it was proposed to draft a collaborative project proposal on assessing climate change mitigation in the forestry sector at different geographic scales – National, State and District-wise case studies with the following objectives: